For Immediate Release
June 23, 2010
AFA Announces $95,000 in Spring 2010 Pitsenbarger Awards
Arlington, VA – The Air Force Association (AFA) today announced $94,400 awarded to the spring graduates of the Community College of the Air Force (CCAF). AFA’s Pitsenbarger Awards include a $400 check and a Certificate of Achievement. AFA’s Pitsenbarger awards will again be distributed to qualified Airmen CCAF graduates at their graduation ceremonies.
The award is named for William H. Pitsenbarger, an Airman First Class who gave his life in Vietnam saving others. For his heroism, he was awarded the Medal of Honor.
The program, created and administered by the Air Force Association, provides a special one-time grant to selected top Air Force enlisted personnel graduating from the Community College of the Air Force in pursuit of a baccalaureate degree. The award is based on distinguished activity encompassing leadership, teamwork, citizenship, community service, dedication, personal development and academic achievement, along with a Commander’s endorsement.
“Graduation is another milestone for each of these Airmen in their educations and careers,” said S. Sanford Schlitt, AFA’s Vice Chairman of the Board for Aerospace Education. “The Air Force Association is proud to support their hard work and bright futures.”
Contact: Lynette Cross at 703.247.5800 ext 4807 or LCross@AFA.org.
The AFA is a 501(C)(3), nonprofit organization promoting public understanding of aerospace power and the pivotal role it plays in the security of the nation. AFA has over 200 chapters nationally and internationally representing 120,000 members. Visit AFA www.AFA.org.
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